Southern Garden History Society regularly publishes events held by nonprofits and organizations that are of interest to our members. These events include symposiums, lectures and tours that provide participants with a greater appreciation of garden history and restoration.

Requests for listings in our events calendar should be sent to Peggy Cornett, Magnolia editor.




May 12 – September 24, 2017

“Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas”
Gibbes Museum of Art
Charleston, South Carolina

Featuring the British Royal Collection, this exhibition explores the life and work of Mark Catesby, who spent four years documenting the natural habitats of the Carolinas, Florida, and the Bahamas. More information:



September 21-23, 2017

Gardening in a Golden Age
21st Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens & Landscapes
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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October 12, 2017

Landscape architect Thomas Woltz Discusses Sustainable Design
Ashley Wright McIntyre Lecture
Cherokee Garden Library
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, Georgia

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October 21-22, 2017

29th Annual Southern Garden Symposium and Workshops
St. Francisville, Louisiana

Featured speakers include Mississippi author Margaret Gratz, Monticello’s Peggy Cornett, and the entertaining floral design duo Tom and Nancy McIntyre. Registration opens in April. This gardening program, known for its engaging social events and historic plantation-setting venues, has become an annual tradition for garden enthusiasts from across the South. Visit:

April 13-15, 2018

Southern  Garden History Society Annual Meeting
Jacksonville, FL

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